Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Once Upon a Time in Deadwood 2019

- Rueful Warrior 2019

- The Great Charade 2019

- Sturmgewehr 2019

- Bald Knobber 2017

- Stop IT! 2019

- The Hills Have Eyes 2 1984

- Zombie Army 1991

- The Dark Days of Demetrius 2019

- Lonely Hearts 2019

- Urban Fears 2019

- Artik 2019

- In the Aftermath 1988

- Shadowplay 2019

- Apocalyptic 2077 2019

- Re:jected by Reality 2003

- Eternal Code 2019

- Tomorrow, Maybe 2017

- Power of Grayskull 2017

- Rabid 2019

- Forced Entry 2019

- Hush...Hush, Nellie Oleson! 2019

- Badass Beauty Queen: The Story of Anastasia Lin 2018

- The Faceless Man 2019

- Hold Back the Dawn 1941

- Black Moon 2019

- Orgy of the Damned 2010

- Also Patrick 2019

- 8 Remains 2018

- States 2019

- Alice, Sweet Alice 1976

- The VelociPastor 2018

- Ox Baker - One of the Boys 2019

- Malign 2018

- Surviving Confession 2019

- The Buskers & Lou 2015

- Assassinaut 2019

- The Loveless 1981

- Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa 2018

- So, You're the Guy? 2019

- 3 Lives 2019

- Lamp Light 2016

- Wicked Witches 2019

- Is That You? 2018

- John #3 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Thug Life: All in the Game
All in the Game

USA 2011
produced by
Gary Ugarek, Jim Heffernan (executive), Nelson Irizarry (executive), Daniel Ross (executive) for Wetnwildradio Films, Team Game Productions
directed by Gary Ugarek
starring Micaiah Jones, Chris Clanton, Kelvin Page, Nelson Irizarry, Mike McMullin, Daniel Ross, Kim Hoang, Manuel Poblete, Ron Bush, Joseph D.Durbin, Dominique Spencer, Ashlea Hogan, Gary Ugarek, Ryan Braxton, Kristen Thomas
written by Gary Ugarek, music by Lawrence Atkinson, Dre Babes, M.E.C.C.A., Saint Anger, Four-In

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Everybody wants to be a gangster these days, especially if he's living on welfare in the poorer neighbourhoods of East Baltimore of course. So everybody's in a gang (which mostly means selling crack on streetcorners), and everybody boasts about it - much to the dismay of Ontario Banks (Nelson Irizarry), a small-fry gangleader who actually wants to go places and has the talent to do so ... but most of his over-confident but useless gangmembers are more of a burden than a help.

But Ontario has got big ideas, he wants to take over Little Italy, so he gathers the few people in his outfit he thinks he can trust (Micaiah Jones, Chris Clanton, Kelvin Page), and first they shake things up a bit before moving in for the big fish, Caprisci (Michael McMullin), an old school gangster with a well-oiled organisation.

Now sure, Ontario and friends will never get his hands on Caprisci directly, he's much to cautious a man for that, but his son Nicki (Daniel Ross) is a bit of a black sheep, inasmuch as he likes drugs and whores a bit too much for his own good - and eventually, Ontario and friends take him hostage, then lure poppa Caprisci into their lion's den. It could have all gone sooo well, too ...

Click here to open the Spoiler Pop-up!


Thug Life: All in the Game is a film that doesn't glamourize the gangster lifestyle like probably too many other films, but takes the gangster as such back to street level, where only the minority ever rise up from (nor do the guys in the film, actually, despite their best efforts). That doesn't mean though that the film isn't stylish despite everything: Its intentionally unsteady, nervous, even bumpy camerawork perfectly mirrors the distracted overall situation, its slightly over-saturated black-and-white imagery add to the film's mood caught between big dreams and stark reality, and its authentic run-down locations are nothing short of perfect.

Pretty good, actually. Exactly what a modern gangster movie's supposed to look and feel like!


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Thug Life: All in the Game
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Thug Life: All in the Game here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Thug Life: All in the Game at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD